The trade talks have begun to heat up, according to Chad Ford and Mark Stein of ESPN.com. Now, there's been trade discussion happening between the Bulls, Blazers and Jazz in a three-way deal. Boozer would be sent to Chicago, Hinrich going to Portland and Tyrus Thomas landing in Utah. Certainly from the Jazz point of view, cap space from the Trail Blazers would be extracted to open up room to re-sign Paul Millsap.
Is Portland playing cat-and-mouse with the Jazz? Perhaps the Blazers are forcing a Millsap signing in order to force us to beg for salary cap space... (Portland knows they're in complete control of the spending market)... which would eventually tip the scale towards a Carlos Boozer blockbuster trade. Portland would then be the facilitator of such trade... providing us with salary relief. Exciting stuff! Millsap could be the dominoe that sends this deal into the works.